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2018 Made In America - Day 2

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Below are details on road closures due to Made in America venue construction that has already begun:
Road Closures & Parking Restrictions: To accommodate venue construction and the two-day festival, gradual lane restrictions and road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in sections of the Fairmount and Logan Square neighborhoods will begin on Sunday, August 28. The number and magnitude of street closings and parking restrictions will increase each day until the festival ends. Specific phases for road closures are detailed below. All roadways will reopen prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 6, with traffic patterns returning to normal. Some low-impact parking and travel lane restrictions will remain in place until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6.Delays can be expected during the course of event construction and on festival days. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in the areas near these festivities before and during Labor Day weekend. Double-parking-which creates congestion, limits traffic flow, and is illegal-should also be avoided.

While the following closures are specified, there may be additional closures in the area surrounding the Parkway as needed.

Phase 1: 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 28 to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6:

·         CLOSED: Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Phase 2: 7 a.m. on Monday, August 29 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6:

·         CLOSED: Spring Garden Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Phase 3: 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30 to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6:

·         Parking prohibited on 22nd Street between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue (west side) and Park Towne Place from 22nd Street to 24th Street (north side).

Phase 4: 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6:

·         CLOSED: Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval.

·         Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted and outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will remain open on Wednesday, August 31.

Phase 5: 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6:

·         CLOSED: Outer lanes on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 22nd and 23rd Streets (eastbound only).

·         Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted on Thursday, September 2.

Phase 6: 10 a.m. on Friday, September 2 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6:

·         CLOSED: Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval

·         CLOSED: Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval

·         CLOSED: 23rd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

·         CLOSED: 22nd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place

·         CLOSED: 21st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street

·         CLOSED: Kelly Drive outbound from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue

·         CLOSED: Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Sweetbriar Drive to Eakins Oval

·         Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 2, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City) from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue. Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive will remain open for employees and guests of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and will be accessible via 25th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

All road closures will be lifted prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Phase 7: 3 a.m. on Saturday, September 3 to 5 a.m. on Monday, September 5:

The most extensive road closures and parking restrictions around the festival site will begin at 3 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, and remain in effect through the duration of the event. Many of the road closures listed below will be lifted prior to 5 a.m. on Monday, September 5 as roads are cleaned and serviced.

Road Closures:

·         The entire width of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending west through Eakins Oval to 25th Street.

Note: The rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be accessible to museum guests via a special route (Fairmount Avenue, to Pennsylvania Avenue, to 25th Street/Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive).

·         20th Street, between Arch Street and Vine Street

·         21st Street, between Winter Street and Hamilton Street.

·         22nd Street, between Winter Street and Spring Garden Street.

·         23rd Street, between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue.

·         Spring Garden Street Tunnel.

·         Spring Garden Street Bridge.

Note: The City will make every effort to keep this bridge open during Philadelphia Museum of Art operating hours, but it may be forced to close during periods of heavy pedestrian use.

·         Kelly Drive, between Fairmount Avenue and Eakins Oval.

·         Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between the Falls Bridge and Eakins Oval.

·         I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street.

Note: I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will remain open.

Short duration, intermittent closures of 2200-2400 Pennsylvania Avenue are expected at times on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 for movement of equipment and resources. Motorists are advised to utilize caution in the area and obey instructions from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Parking Restrictions:

·         Pennsylvania Avenue, between 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue (south side of street).

·         Winter Street, between 20th and 22nd Streets (both sides of street).

·         20th Street, between Vine Street and Callowhill Street (east side of street).

·         21st Street, between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Race Street (both sides of street).

·         22nd Street, between Winter Street and Spring Garden Street (both sides of street).

·         Park Towne Place, between 22nd Street and 24th Street (both sides of street).

·         Spring Garden Street, between 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

·         Race Street, between 19th Street and 20th Street.

Additional road closures and parking restrictions may be necessary in the vicinity of the event venue as dictated by conditions. Residents and visitors should always obey posted signs and instructions from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Philly: Made in America – ROAD CLOSURES  was originally published on classixphilly.com